Issue No. 4, Spring 2013

Ghost technology
Kendall A. Bell

She’s starting to figure out how to
use technology. I’m getting one
sentence e-mails on the hour. She has
somehow created a Twitter account and
is following Walt Whitman, John Keats
and Emily Dickinson while tweeting
words of comfort and seduction to me.
She has friend requested me on Facebook
and I’m getting texts from her constantly,
even after I’ve put my phone in silent mode.
In the basement, I hear the whirring of my
old laptop that was supposed to be dead.
When I lift the cover, the screen saver
scrolls the words, “Sleep well, my sweet.”


Kendall A. Bell is the founder and co-editor of the online journal Chantarelle’s Notebook and publisher and editor of the chapbook press Maverick Duck Press. His poems have appeared in several print and online journals such as Edison Literary Review, Sunken Lines, The Barefoot Muse, Thick With Conviction, Zygote In My Coffee, Drown In My Own Fears, Scythe, Decompression, Flutter, Downer Magazine, and Up The Staircase.